Ocala Horse Life and Horse Shows
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.
Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider. The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the circuit.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.
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Jul 28, 2014
Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases
By Equine Disease Quarterly
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the numbers of human cases of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases (TBD) reported each year in the United States have been increasing steadily, currently totaling tens of thousands annually. The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has identified Lyme disease and anaplasmosis as the most common tick-borne diseases for U.S. horses. In some regions, 50% of horses can show antibodies to the Lyme disease pathogen, but only about 10% show clinical symptoms. Over 70% of the ticks reported to feed on horses also feed on humans, transmitting the same pathogens causing TBD. More info...
Jul 25, 2014
Jansport Back To School Backpack on Sale
Made in USA
This light pack is perfect for school and is available in a variety of different colors. The web haul handle and soft padded shoulder straps make lugging the pack easy and comfortable....more
Jul 24, 2014
Top 5 Endurance Horse Health Issues
With the prestigious Tevis Cup Ride just two weeks away (Aug. 9, to be exact), I figure it's only fitting I devote a blog post to a sport I know hardly anything about: endurance trail riding. During this 100-mile event, nearly 200 horses will attempt the trek across rugged California mountain terrain within a 24-hour time frame. The best of the best will be able to complete their ride on a healthy horse in approximately 14 or 15 hours, but half of the starters likely won't even finish. Why? Because this type of grueling ride can take its toll on horses. More info...
Jul 24, 2014More Ocala Horse News
Preventing Infectious Disease in Horses When Traveling
Find out how to protect your horse from infectious diseases when traveling to clinics, shows, and trail rides from Dr. Paul Morley, director of infection control at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. More info...
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